Are you hosting a Halloween party at the end of October? Spice the event with some Halloween party food that will surely make your guests drool for more. Whether you plan to lay out a buffet table or just serve a few bites of snacks, these spooky foods and beverages are sure to satisfy your hungry costumed guests.
- Halloween Hors d’oeuvres: Treat the live ghouls in your party with these scary but delicious cocktail pieces. Cut out pieces of meat and cheese into creepy shapes. Place the slices over crackers and embellish with dark green lettuce. Put black olives on top to complete the horrifying look.
- Upside Down Witch Cupcakes: You can either download patterns or draw pairs of witch shoes out of black cardstock. Insert them into 2 1/4-inch length striped straws. Place a pair of straw with the witch shoes on your favorite frosted cupcakes. The kids will surely love munching on their cupcake with an upside down witch trapped in it.
- Classic Caramel Apples: Caramel apples always complete Halloween party food. This time use a variety of dipping ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and puffed rice. You can also use other dips available at home.
- Scurrying Spiders: Place melted candy coating in a re-sealable plastic bag. Cut a small portion at a corner. Squeeze out the content to form spider legs on a baking sheet. Put in the fridge to chill. In another baking sheet, use the remaining melted candy coating to form small circles. Get the chilled legs and insert eight of them into individual circle. Place a 1-inch candy truffle over each circle to form the body. Add two pieces of small candies to serve as spider’s eyes. Chill until all the pieces become firm. Your guest will certainly squeal with delight upon seeing your scary sweet creations.
- Gooey Peanut Butter Bloodshot Eyeballs: Combine 1/2-cup peanut butter with 1 cup sifted powdered sugar. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and line them up on a waxed paper to dry. Place a saucepan with melted 8 ounces of vanilla white candy coating over low heat. Stir until smooth and let cool. Dip each of the peanut butter balls into the melted candy coating. Let stand on a waxed paper until the coating becomes firm. Dip a small paintbrush into red food coloring and draw veins on the peanut butter balls. You can place a piece of black grape or draw a large black dot for the pupil. Regardless of the creepy look, the peanut butter eyeballs will look irresistibly fun to eat.
- The Mummy with the Candies: Dress up any candy bowl or plastic bucket with several layers of gauze or paper tissue around. Place two large black balls for the eyes. All guests will be dipping their hands to get the peace offering of the friendly mummy in your Halloween party.
- Taco for a Graveyard Shift: Layer the beans, lettuce, black olives, cheese, and diced tomatoes to mimic a dirty ground with weeds. Position the tortilla shells to look like disarrayed tombstones. Cut out the outline of spooky trees and a menacing cat using black cardstock. See how fast this taco dip disappears before your eyes when guests start digging in.
- Decaying Cheese Balls: These green cheese balls may look moldy, but guests will be racing to taste the unique recipe you’ve pulled off to make them. You may or may not reveal that the mold is just a green herb coating with a special flavor on top of that creepy appearance.
- Eyeball Fruity Punch: Put round slices of fruits and candies in eyeball molds. Freeze them then use as ice floats in your fruit punch bowl. Your guests will have the uncanny feeling of being watched every time they help themselves to another glass of the icy eyeball punch.
- Swirly Snack Mix: Combine equal amounts of pretzels, peanuts, corn chips, and beans in a large bowl. The merry mix of sweet and salty bites will tempt each guest to keep coming back for more.
You can amp up the chill factor by decorating the party venue with spooky Halloween décor and scene setters. You can find a wide variety of invitations and Halloween decorations at PartiesOnline.
The best thing about all these Halloween party food ideas is that they are inexpensive and easy to prepare yet they succeed in boosting the macabre theme of the event. Try them in your own Halloween party. Your guests will surely love them that they’ll be insisting to be invited in your annual Halloween party.